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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Le Carnaval Romain / Abbado


Release Date: 08/26/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 474165   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraChicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Abbado brings the right dreamy atmosphere and feverish intensity to this score and the playing of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has all the polish and finesse one could expect. There is no attention-seeking expressive gesture from beginning to end, and much poetic feeling. indeed, in the slow movement it would be difficult to find any version currently before the public that surpasses this newcomer."

-- Gramophone [5/1984] Reviewing DG 410 895
"Abbado brings the right dreamy atmosphere and feverish intensity to this score and the playing of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has all the polish and finesse one could expect. There is no attention-seeking expressive gesture from beginning to end, and much poetic feeling. indeed, in the slow movement it would be difficult to find any version currently before the public that surpasses this newcomer."

-- Gramophone [5/1984] Reviewing DG 410 895
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Works on This Recording

1.
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
2.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 

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